It's a Man's World (TV series)

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It's a Man's World
Its A Mans World - Title Card - 1962.jpg
Series title card
GenreComedy drama
Created byPeter Tewksbury
James Leighton
StarringGlenn Corbett
Michael Burns
Ted Bessell
Randy Boone
ComposersEarle Hagen
Jack Marshall
Herbert W. Spencer
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 mins.
Production companyHeyday Productions
DistributorRevue Studios
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white/color (select episodes)
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1962 (1962-09-17) –
January 28, 1963 (1963-01-28)
Randy Boone and Michael Burns

It's a Man's World is an American comedy-drama television series, which aired on NBC from September 17, 1962, to January 28, 1963.[1]




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Four to Go"Peter TewksburyJim Leighton & James MenziesSeptember 17, 1962 (1962-09-17)
2"Stir Crazy"Peter TewksburyPeter Tewksbury & Jim LeightonSeptember 24, 1962 (1962-09-24)
3"Molly Pitcher and the Green-Eyed Monster"Peter TewksburyStory by : James Menzies
Teleplay by : David Duncan
October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)
4"Winning His Way"Peter TewksburyJohn McGreeveyOctober 8, 1962 (1962-10-08)
5"Drive Over to Exeter"Peter TewksburyStory by : Jim Leighton
Teleplay by : Earl Hamner Jr.
October 22, 1962 (1962-10-22)
6"The Beavers and the Otters"Peter TewksburyBen Masselink & Jim LeightonOctober 29, 1962 (1962-10-29)
7"Howie's Adventure"Peter TewksburyPeter Tewksbury & Jim LeightonNovember 5, 1962 (1962-11-05)
8"The Bravest Man in Cordella"Peter TewksburyElliot L. SimsNovember 12, 1962 (1962-11-12)
9"The Man on the Second Floor"Peter TewksburyStory by : Jim Leighton
Teleplay by : John McGreevey
November 19, 1962 (1962-11-19)
10"I Count My Life in Coffee Cups"Peter TewksburyWilliam Blinn & Michael GleasonNovember 26, 1962 (1962-11-26)
11"Chicago Gains a Number"Lamont JohnsonElliot L. SimsDecember 3, 1962 (1962-12-03)
12"The Macauley Profile"Peter TewksburyHal J. ToddDecember 10, 1962 (1962-12-10)
13"The Long Short Cut"Peter TewksburyPeter Tewksbury & Jim LeightonDecember 17, 1962 (1962-12-17)
14"The Long Way Around"Peter TewksburyRobert BassingDecember 24, 1962 (1962-12-24)
15"Night Beat of the Tom-Tom"Lamont JohnsonDavid Duncan & Jim LeightonDecember 31, 1962 (1962-12-31)
16"Hour of Truth"Hal J. ToddWilliam Blinn & Michael GleasonJanuary 7, 1963 (1963-01-07)
17"The Unbalanced Line"Hal J. ToddStory by : James Bonnett
Teleplay by : Jim Leighton & James Menzies
January 14, 1963 (1963-01-14)
18"Mutiny on the Elephant"Peter TewksburyElliot L. SimsJanuary 21, 1963 (1963-01-21)
19"Winter Story"Hal J. ToddJim Leighton & James MenziesJanuary 28, 1963 (1963-01-28)


After the show was cancelled as of mid-January 1963, Corbett found work almost immediately on the already-airing show Route 66. Route 66 was thematically similar to It's A Man's World, exploring many of the same issues of American life, particularly the issues of restlessness and idealism. Corbett began his co-starring role as Lincoln Case on Route 66 in March, 1963.

In 1977, ABC revisited the premise of It's a Man's World with The San Pedro Beach Bums, a 60-minute situation comedy about five young men living together on a houseboat in San Pedro, California. It also was unsuccessful, lasting only ten episodes.


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., pp. 415–416

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